WE’RE REBELS, FOOD LOVERS AND INNOVATORS,
CHANGING THE FOOD INDUSTRY ONE CUT AT A TIME

It all started with a steak, one eaten in Australia to be exact – and more flavorful and tender than any we’d had back home. This steak sparked a realization: that as consumers, we want beef that not only tastes good, but that we can feel good about eating. So we founded a company to deliver just that.

Today, we’re a premium, packaged fresh foods brand currently focused on offering the best-tasting, highest-quality beef in the world and empowering everyone to have an amazing eating experience, every time – with absolute transparency from pasture to package to plate.
 

WE DONATE OUR BEEF TO LOCAL CHICAGO SHELTERS

Every month, Pre gives back beef to the community.

 

LENNY LEBOVICH

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

I started Pre because I loved the idea of disrupting   a massive industry that has been loath to change. The gulf between how the industry thinks, and what consumers want, is vast. Have to say, I love our ribeye when looking to indulge a bit, but day-to-day, our sirloin   rocks. My hobbies include scuba diving, meeting people, political economy and Legos (with my kids). I began my career on Wall Street and ended up in beef. How random is that?

NICOLE SCHUMACHER

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

My favorite cut depends on the season. In the winter, our chuck roast because I LOVE French Onion Soup, Beef Bourguignon and Barbacoa tacos. All other seasons I vote   New York strip , it's easy. Pre fuels my passion for real food. I indulge with Homer's Mint Chip Ice Cream or a bottle of Fisher's. My ideal weekend is doing anything with my family.

PATRICIA WILLMOT

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Asking if I have a favorite cut is like asking which of my children I love the best! There’s one for every mood, weather condition and occasion. I love the slow-cooked   chuck roast   in cold weather, the perfectly portioned, delicious filet , a full-flavored ribeye on the grill, sirloin slices on my salad,   92/8 patties   for hamburgers, 95/5 ground   for tacos... On the weekend, I like time with family, a good book and being outdoors in all seasons.

JASON PINTER

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

My choice is the filet mignon . It tastes great, is easy to cook and goes with just about anything! Pre fuels my desire to eat healthier and understand where my food came from and the ingredients I’m eating. My guilty pleasure is Reese’s   Peanut Butter Cups and my ideal weekend is spending time with my wife and kids, doing fun things in and around Chicago .

JESSI ADRIGNOLA

ART DIRECTOR / DESIGNER

Pre fuels my beef nachos addiction and my desire to constantly challenge the way the beef industry is portrayed. I love the 92 ground beef   because it’s so versatile. Guilty pleasures: video games, reading comics, eating Mike and Ike Zours   and drinking black coffee. My ideal weekend is painting or collaborating on art projects, seeing stand-up, a concert or dancing, and having great food & drinks with great company.

YOSEPH ARSALA

PROCUREMENT & LOGISTICS MANAGER

My favorite cut is the ribeye, best flavor. Pre fuels my ambition to overcome the many operating obstacles startups face daily. My guilty pleasure…Swedish Fish. My ultimate weekend is relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Tulum, Mexico.

JENNIFER BORCHARDT

MARKET MANAGER

My favorite cut is the chuck roast because it’s so versatile and delicious. Pre fuels my active imagination and energy. Guilty Pleasure? That’s an oxymoron. My ideal weekend is on the beach or skiing in the Rockies.

JON BYKERK

CONTROLLER

My favorite cut is the chuck roast ,   Barbacoa-style   specifically. Pre fuels my bank account, definitely. My guilty pleasure is a cookie skillet and ice cream…and grilled cheese. My ideal weekend is spent outdoors.

AISHA CHAUDHRY

DIGITAL MANAGER

:heart: the Filet Mignon. All you need is some salt and a little oil! Pre’s mission aligns with my personal values. That inspires me. And I love the transparency and no BS traits of the brand. I like knowing that the beef I’m eating is good for me too. (But I have been known to eat dessert before dinner.) In my free time, I like exploring Chicago with loved ones – new restaurants, art galleries , there’s so much to do here!.

ANDREW CLARK

DIRECTOR OF PLANNING & ANALYTICS

If I had to pick one cut of Pre beef, it would be the ribeye. I’m here because I love the product and the mission, that and working in the Food 2.0   space. My hobbies are food & wine and trying different restaurants and cuisines. I’ve eaten some pretty strange things too. Alligator. Goat brain. I also practice archery.

JULIE DIVIS

QUALITY MANAGER

My favorite cut is the filet mignon . So tender and delicious! My passions are food, health, and overall wellness. There’s nothing better than working for a company who   embodies all three ! My ideal weekend is naturally waking up early and making a hearty breakfast, relaxing at home until I get antsy, then taking a yoga class or going on a hike with my family and ending with a few house projects and time outside by our fire pit.

LAURA DONOVAN

CONTENT MANAGER

My favorite cut is the filet mignon. It melts in your mouth. Pre fuels my creative drive to create delicious and   innovative content . My guilty pleasure is cheesecake and   Cheddar Ruffles . My ideal weekend is spent by the lake in the sun with good people.

LESLIE GRAY

WRITER

My favorite cut is the top sirloin . I can do just about anything   with it! Pre fuels my creative brain, for writing and performing comedy , storytelling and writing poetry, going to concerts, dancing, and discovering new things in unexpected places. My guilty pleasure is thrift shopping. It’s an art form. My ideal weekend is a little bit of everything.

LIZ HOLT

DIRECTOR OF FIELD MARKETING AND SALES OPERATIONS

My favorite cut is the filet . Perfect size, super tender, less fat but tons of flavor. Pre fuels my desire to change the beef industry from the inside out. My guilty pleasure is baking delicious desserts. On the weekend, you’ll find me painting, dog cuddling, at game nights with friends and having really good dinners ,  of course.

MADELINE JANSSEN

FIELD MARKET MANAGER

My favorite cut is the filet mignon . Pre fuels my culinary curiosity . Cheese and charcuterie boards are my guilty pleasures. And my ideal weekend is spent outside and unplugged.

LIBBY KERIBAR

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

My favorite cut is the filet . Mmmmmmm. Pre fuels my passion for startups ! My guilty pleasure is anything peanut butter and chocolate. My ideal weekend is spent with my family, preferably a nice weekend in Chicago with sun! There’s nothing better.

ASHLEY REYNOSO

ACCOUNTANT

My favorite cut is the ribeye because it’s so juicy! Pre fuels my ambition, because I have high hopes for how far this company can go. My guilty pleasures are snacks:   Kettle chips and   O-Ke-Doke popcorn. On the weekend, I like finding new breakfast places and playing tennis for my USTA   leagues.

CHEF SARAH RUSSO

CULINARY MANAGER

I’m here because Pre reached out to me and said, "We strive to fuel our bodies with the right foods... but we also want it to taste good!" I said, "Say no more!" It made me excited to work with a brand that is focused on how their food makes their customers feel and challenges them to think about the choices they make. I used to be a classical dancer. Now I stick to ballroom dance and group fitness like yoga, barre, and Crossfit . In high school I was voted to be "most likely to own an empire."

ED SANCHEZ

SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYST

My favorite cut is the filet. Lean, juicy and well-proportioned. Pre fuels my entrepreneurial spirit. My guilty pleasure? Donuts. Absolutely. My ideal weekend is being out on   the lake   and having a burger   and a beer for dinner.

KRISTEN WILK, MS, RDN

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

The filet was my first Pre experience and holds a special place in my heart. And it’s our most tender cut. Sold. I love working with a team that shares my passions for food, nutrition and a healthy lifestyle – and practices what we preach. My guilty pleasure is…nothing. Life is too short for guilt. On the weekend, a little sunshine and activity bring me a lot of joy. Oh, and there will be no setting of the alarm.

JOE WELNHOFER

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

My favorite cut is the chuck roast . It’s bomb.com and is really versatile. Pre fuels my cheeseburgers . My guilty pleasure is ice cream. My ideal weekend is going on a bike ride, taking my crazy dog Lula for a walk, and cooking up something challenging and delicious.